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Warren Mosler — “Entweder wir glauben an die Demokratie oder nicht”

Die Zeit is somewhat similar to the NYT in the US in that it is centrist to left of center and intellectual. But it differs from the Time in not being considered the paper of record. It is published weekly rather than daily.Die Zeit is a major venue and their publishing this article by Warren Mosler is a big step forward for MMT in Germany.Die Zeit"Entweder wir glauben an die Demokratie oder nicht" Warren Mosler

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Stephanie Kelton — The Deficit Myth (Book)

Stephanie's new book is available for preorder. It should be a game-changer.The blurb reads, "Deficits can be used for good or evil." "Evil?" Probably few people know that German economic development post Weimar and rearmament in preparation for WWII was engineered under Adolph Hitler by Hjalmar Schacht, head of the Reichsbank (German central bank). Hitler is often associated with the Weimar Republic that destroyed the Deutsche mark (DM). Nothing could be further from the truth.  Under...

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Bill Mitchell – Announcing – Foundation for Monetary Studies Inc.

It is Wednesday today and a blog-lite day. An announcement and a few videos only. But plenty to occupy your time if so inclined. I have an important announcement to make, a video of our Birmingham event (May 11, 2019) and some music from one of the best guitar players. Thomas Fazi and I also have an article coming out in The Tribune magazine soon in response to a rather unsavoury and silly attack on Modern Monetary Theory (MMT) by an ex-advisor to the British Labour Party. There will also...

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Yasmin Tayag — How Do You Pay for the Green New Deal? Ask Andrés Bernal

The House of Representatives didn’t know what hit it.The Green New Deal, introduced by Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in February, energized politicians on both sides of the political spectrum with its twin goals of carbon neutrality by 2030 and the promise of jobs for every American. It also polarized them. Critics have one main question: How the hell are we going to pay for it?As the guy responsible for the plan’s “jobs guarantee,” Andrés Bernal, 32, has a lot to answer for. And...

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Bill Mitchell – Japan Finance Minister getting paranoid about MMT

The debates about MMT are expanding. There are weird offerings springing up each day. I read something yesterday about how MMT is really just Marxism in disguise and therefore a plot to overthrow entrepreneurship. Well in a socialist society there will still be a monetary system! Most of the critiques just get to their point quickly – MMT is about wild printing presses undermining the value of the currency! That should summarise 25 years of our work nicely. But there are also other...

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Bill Mitchell — Australia and Scotland and the need to escape neoliberalism

Today’s blog post considers the Australian election and some issues that arose from my recent trip to Scotland – all of which bear on the progress of our work in the public debate. In Australia, we have just held a federal election and it was expected (and certainly the polls and bookies expected) that the Labor Party would win easily after 6 shocking years of conservative rule. Those 6 years have been marked by scandal, three leaders (Prime Ministers), massive internal divisions within the...

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Randy Wray — How To Pay For The War

Remarks by L. Randall Wray at “The Treaty of Versailles at 100: The Consequences of the Peace”, a conference at the Levy Economics Institute, Bard College, May 3, 2019. I’m going to talk about war, not peace, in relation to our work on the Green New Deal—which I argue is the big MEOW—moral equivalent of war—and how we are going to pay for it. So I’m going to focus on Keynes’s 1940 book— How To Pay for the War—the war that followed the Economic Consequences of the Peace.Our analysis (and...

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